Young Inspiring Explorers™ Worsley Weekend

Antarctic Heritage Trust are running its second annual Worsley Weekend to connect local Canterbury students with the spirit of Antarctic exploration and to celebrate an incredible Antarctic explorer Frank Worsley. Frank Worsley was part of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance expedition, which was one of the most amazing stories of Antarctic exploration and survival.

The weekend will include lots of fun events designed to get you out of your comfort zone (like a high ropes course and a rafting experience on the Akaroa Harbour) as well as an overnight stay on Banks Peninsula.

If you live in Canterbury and are in Years 7-9 this school year then you are eligible to apply.

The Worsley Weekend runs Saturday 20–Sunday 21 November 2021.

Applications are open

Young Inspiring Explorers™ Summit

The Summit brings students from around New Zealand together for a weekend of exploration around Christchurch, Gateway City to Antarctica.

Students take part in Antarctic learning experiences which include meeting huskies and penguins, and weathering an Antarctic storm. They also learn about the early Antarctic Explorers, find out what it’s like to live at New Zealand’s Scott Base, and camp out overnight.

Due to Covid-19 alert level changes, the Summit has been postponed until 2022

Keep an eye out here and on our social channels for when applications open in 2022.

Inspiring Explorers kayaking in the Antarctic Peninsula
Penguins, Antarctic Peninsula 2019
Mt Scott Antarctica Inspiring Explorers Expedition 2017
Inspiring Expolrers Expedition Greenland 2018